It’s fair to say, and obvious, but Pagani really do make beautiful cars, the Italian’s know a thing or too about style, and what Pagani makes its quite simply the product of a Supercar and Art coming together, the attention to detail is amazing, the whole ambience of the car is breathtaking, and without wanting to sound sickly sweet, dreams really are made of these.
So when I heard that a special one off Pagani had appeared and it was inspired, even paying homage to Fiat, I began to ask questions, could it be Pagani had produced a small car in recognition of the original 500 or some kind of saloon like the classic 124? No, panic over!
What we have here is the stunning Huayra given the magic treatment by Milan-based car customisation company Garage Italia Customs, giving this one off special the name ‘Lampo’, apparently meaning lightening in Italian. The Fiat conection comes courtesy of it playing homage to the 1954 Fiat Turbina concept. The Turbina, a 295bhp turbine-powered sports car, had a drag coefficient of just 0.14Cd and wore a bespoke red and white livery.
The Huayra Lampo gets the front fascia from the track-focused Pagani Huayra BC as well, which includes larger air intakes that increase airflow to the engine by 5.35%. Some of the areas of the body are adorned with transparent paint and there’s also the Italian flag on the rear wheel arches to further create a connection between the modern supercar and the concept from more than 60 years ago. To add to the homage even old Fiat logo has been brought back to life and it now adorns the wheels as well as the aluminum body elements.
No changes have been made to the powetrain, so the Lampo retains a 6.0-litre V12 engine that is good for 754bhp in the regular car and 738 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed sequential transmission. The interior is equally as wild as the outside with brown and red leather stitched in a checker pattern. Carbon fiber trim also adorns the dashboard, gauge cluster housing and steering wheel.
“Working with Garage Italia Customs on this car has been a pleasure,” said Pagani boss Horacio Pagani. “A beautiful and very interesting exercise which allowed us to move away from the shoreline, to dare and to discover always more.”